Most people love getting thoughtful, personal gifts. It makes them feel good! So it begs the question...what makes a "good gift"? And how do we become better gift givers?
Here are five tips that might help improve your gift-giving skills.
1. When selecting a gift, consider the person's hobbies or interests.
At my girlfriend's Sip & See, A and I gave her this cute onesie. She and her husband both ride dirt bikes and we know their little girls will grow up riding them too. Plus, the four of us met at a motocross end of season race party so it was completely fitting for us to give this gift. Needless to say, they loved it!
2. Decide how much you want to spend and search for ideas online.
One of my blogger friends was really struggling recently. I wanted to send her a little something to make her laugh as she has a great sense of humor. And I know, all too well, that nothing cures the infertility blues quite like laughter. I found this t-shirt in my online search. It was an unexpected gift that completely brightened her day.
3. Unless you're absolutely sure of the person's clothing taste, purchase gift cards instead of clothing.
There's nothing worse than getting something you'll never wear. You feel guilty that the article of clothing will never be worn and the money spent on it was completely wasted. Gift certificates allow people to select something that suits their style and ensures that it fits properly.
Cafe Press is honestly one of my favorite sites for buying custom gifts that really show you put a lot of thought into the gift you are giving. And isn't that all people really want...to know that you care about them?
What is your favorite gift that you given or received?